Missionary and the Mission by Bern Yuot
Missionaries go to un-entered regions of the world, as their mission is to “go
and make followers of all people in the world” Matthew 28: 19. It is the mission of Jesus
Christ, our Lord and Savior. This mission is apparent, but the challenges that come with it
are enormous. Here is a narrative of an enormous challenge that faced a missionary in China.
It was an American missionary. He left for China to spread the word of God in a
land, where open preaching to make followers of Christ is not allowed. This faithful
missionary, however, pressed on with the mission even though he knew that his life would be
in danger. God blessed his efforts and many individuals accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord
and Savior in China.
One day, someone discovered this secret ministry. The Chinese Secret Police found
out about this missionary activity. They caught him, and the head of the secret police
decided to test the God of the missionary by attempting to kill the missionary with a poison.
The head of the secret police quoted the Scriptures
and said that Christians according to the Word of
their God would, “drink “God
poison without being hurt.”
That was a direct quote from Mark 16:18.
The head of the from
secret police must have read
the Scriptures before putting this missionary into this
rather tough test. He brought a dog and injected
it with a poison and the dog diseases.
died in five minutes. The
head of the secret police told the missionary, “you
can either drink the poison cover
because your God says in
the Bible that you can drink poison and you will not die
or you deny your God, stop feathers,
preaching and go back
home to the United States.” The missionary faced the
toughest challenge ever in under
his missionary career. What
would you do if such a you
challenge occurs in your
This missionary was truth
a true man of God. He made
the toughest decision of his life. He boldly told the
head of the Chinese Secret shield
Police that he would drink
the poison because he believes in the God of the
Bible, and if he dies, it protection.”
would be because it is the
will of his God. He took the poison that has just killed a
Secret Police officers stood by watching what
dog in five minutes and drank it. All Chinese
would happen to the man. They began looking intensely at their watches and counted
minutes. One, two, three and four minutes went by and the missionary has not died. Half an
hour went by and the missionary did not die. One hour went by and the man did not die.
Praise the Lord! The officers concluded that the God of the Holy Bible is real, and the Bile is
indeed His holy Word. They released the missionary unharmed with the biggest complement
ever from the Chinese Government, which was confirming that his God was indeed the only
true God, creator of the universe.
Psalm 91: 14-15, “The Lord says, "Whoever loves me, I will save. I will protect
those who know me. They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in
trouble; I will rescue them and honor them.”
Written by: Bern Yuot, Evangelism Director